Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes


This is an addendum for a previously submitted IQP(Interactive Qualifying Project). The previous IQP, the Assessing the Learning of Students with Disabilities in Informal Education, created a reference matrix, known as the SMIRF (Suggestions Matrix Incorporating Results from Findings) for assessment in informal education. In order to increase its utility to educators who may reference it, however, a demonstration of its use was deemed necessary. This addendum provides examples of use based on a case study. By creating a set of example assessments while using the SMIRF, this addendum seeks to enhance the utility and applicability of the SMIRF matrix.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering